The signs all along the desert highway read Come See the Mystery! But some mysteries should remain buried forever. Charlie Goodrow, owner of the Brake Down Palace Gas and Sundries, tells anyone who stops for a fill-up about the mysterious attraction in back. It's the mummified remains of an ancient legendary flesh-scraper, whose job had been to scrape the flesh off the bones of human sacrifices....
When a car filled with teenagers gets a flat tire out in the middle of the Arizona heat, the kids figure they have time to check out the Mystery. Behind curtains, in a glass case, lies a small, withered corpse with very long fingernails. Above it, tacked on the wall, is a sign: Do Not Touch. Do Not Feed. But it has to be a hoax, right? How could the kids know that feeding the Mystery will be the worst mistake of their lives? How could they know that the flesh-scraper is hungry for flesh?
THE PRODIGAL SON HAD RETURNED
Dale Metcalf had spent fifteen yeards running from his past. Then a string of suspicious deaths linked to a fierce epidemic forced the outbreak specialist to return to his boyhood home on Lobster Island with Dr. TAnsy Whitmore - the one woman he'd never stopped loving.
But the sinister incidents that coincided with their arrival on the windswept coastal island - a mysterious plane crash, a raging fire and a near-fatal attack - proved that someone desperately wanted them dead....And now, in a race against time, could the two stormy lovers combat danger - and desire - before it was too late?
Although not my usual type of reading, I really enjoyed this book and was sad to see it end. It had a very interesting story line. The way it went back and forth through time wasn't as confusing as I thought it would be.